Malcolm McNeill is a psychological assistant and CISM Coordinator who has dedicated his focus of study to the wellbeing and resilience training of public safety personnel. Malcolm holds a B.Sc. (Hon) in Psychology. He is an ICISF Approved Instructor for courses; “Assisting Individuals in Crisis,” “Group Crisis Intervention,” and “Psychological Body ArmorTM for Emergency Services and Healthcare.” Malcolm has a current Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management (CCISM) from The University of Marilyn Baltimore County and is a CISM Network Coordinator for the Alberta Critical Incident Peer Network. He also supports nine other CISM teams in the areas of first responder, hospital and corporate based. Malcolm provides consultation to organizations interested in developing CISM peer support programs, has extensive experience in coordinating peer support activations and has directly participated in crisis interventions.
Malcolm is a co-author of a 2022 published peer-reviewed research study showing evidence of the positive effects high fidelity CISM Programs have on the mental health of first responders in Canada. He is currently engaged in three other research projects, funded through government grants, in collaboration with the University of Regina and CIPSRT as well as another research project in collaboration with the University of Calgary. The focus of the research is on different aspects of delivering public safety mental wellness programs and their effectiveness.
Over the past 5 years Malcolm has co-trained over 2000 front-line public safety personnel and 100 leaders in emergency services in CISM Peer Support. Traveling throughout the province of Alberta for an initiative to establish the Alberta Critical Incident Peer Network (ACIPN): a 24/7 peer led/peer driven network of trained peers who are able to provide evidence-informed peer support to those members impacted by the traumatic experiences they are exposed to during the routine course of their operational duties.